The courtship between Tyler and Eileen is great as Tyler is too sad and shy to push very hard and Eileen understands, and is attracted to him because of it. Enlightened doesn’t explore the idea, but it is not uncommon for women over forty in the US to feel like ghosts, like no one notices them anymore. In Eileen, Tyler has met another person who feels like a ghost. In an emotional scene, Eileen indicates that she is willing to see where things go with Tyler but that she is too old to get hurt. Tyler has no intention of hurting her, but using her to access her boss’ computer hovers over their relationship.